After a disappointing showing during the International a few weeks ago where they didn’t manage to make it past the first stage of the tournament, mTw has decided to clear the roster of its Dota 2 team, leaving behind only SyndereN, the captain. There’s an official statement on the team’s page, but it seems like that’s only half the story.
The first tournament to feature Valve’s new payment system for enhanced spectator features, The Defense is going to start in just over four hours, where twenty four teams will hash it out over four groups, before heading into a knockout stage with an eye on the 6000 euro prize. Although they might want to spend it quickly with the Eurozone as it is.
I’ll confess, I’ve never really been one for E-sports. The idea of walking up to some grimy forum with a question on my lips and not the courage to ask it, in the hope that maybe someone will take pity on me and direct me to some other dark corner of the internet where a Starcraft stream glimmers in the blackness put me off. I’m also fundamentally lazy, which doesn’t help when it’s a requirement to actually find these things for yourself. Luckily, Valve have catered to my lethargy, and made watching competitive Dota a doddle.